Tag Archives: Beaujolais

Winery Profile: Julien Sunier

Who: Julien Sunier   What: Fresh Face Spurring the Swell of Beaujolais   Where: Beaujolais, France   Why: Because this native Burgundian was set to inherit a hair salon from his parents, but he decided to dabble in wine instead … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Beaujolais

Where: About 75 miles south of the city of Beaune, Beaujolais caps the southern end of France’s Burgundy region.   What: Classic Gamay with climbing quality. For a while, Beaujolais had an oversimplified reputation. Quantity trumped quality in many parts, … Continue reading

Wine Pairings for the Thanksgiving Table

“What wine to pair with Thanksgiving dinner?”   The question surfaces casually at first, a bit playfully, as early as the first day of fall. But as November introduces itself and Turkey Thursday looms closer, the inquiries become more urgent, … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Burgundy

Where: In the middle of France, running roughly north to south from the town of Dijon to Lyon.   What: A collection of five individual sub-regions, all focused on the red grapes Pinot Noir and Gamay or the white grapes Chardonnay and … Continue reading

Back to Basics: Food and Wine Pairings – Vegetables

Ahh, Springtime! It might be my favorite time of year. Except for maybe summer. Or possibly fall… But really, I love when the market fills up again with fresh green vegetables, all punchy and bright, reinvigorating and refreshing. Actually, those … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Domaine des Terres Dorées

Who: Domaine des Terres Dorées   What: Passionate Pragmatist with Down-to-Business Beaujolais   Where: Charnay (Southern Beaujolais, France)   Why: Because Jean-Paul Brun, owner and winemaker at Domaine des Terres Dorées, works smart. Because he’s passionate yet pragmatic. Because he … Continue reading

Grape Files: Gamay

Color: Red   Grown in: Beaujolais (Burgundy, France); occasionally California   Profile: Juicy, fruity berry notes (of all colors), sometimes a meaty earthiness, with low acidity and tannins — which translates to really deliciously gulpable.   Two to try: Jean-Paul … Continue reading